Bank carrying?

This is a discussion on Bank carrying? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by dangerranger In Ca unless you can find a Federal prohibition its perfectly legal. DR No way! In CA?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
    In Ca unless you can find a Federal prohibition its perfectly legal. DR
    No way! In CA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbullgator View Post
    Man I wish the other Florida folks could get it through their heads that signs mean nothing regarding legal carry. Please read 790 and know it if you are going to carry.


    Places off-limits when carrying:
    1. any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
    2. any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
    3. any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse
    4. any courtroom*
    5. any polling place
    6. any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
    7. any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
    8. any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
    9. any school administration building
    10. any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption*
    11. any elementary or secondary school facility
    12. any area technical center
    13. any college or university facility*
    14. inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport*
    15. any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law

    Nowhere on that list is banks, Costco, gun shops, ......
    Signs do not carry weight of law in Florida. Do you think it is against the LAW to wear a hoodie, hat or sunglasses in a bank? Can they refuse service for that? Sure but not illegal and if [you're] carrying concealed your not going to be asked to leave.
    BTW - I am sure those signs work to keep bank robbers wearing hoodies, hats and sunglasses out.
    Okay, granted I may have been not clear, or you didn't catch my meaning, but I KNOW it's perfectly legal to carry in FL banks. I was responding to OP's last statement: "Some dimwit banker claims its illegal in Ohio" I said it's not in FL, meaning it's not illegal.
    Nor did I state it's "illegal" to wear a hoodie, hat sunglasses, etc. into a bank, only stated that's what the signs on the door prohibited, probably on the suggestion of the FBI as a preventative action--but we know how well that works too. How many in FL don't wear sunglasses?

    As to being asked to leave for any reason, no, you don't have to--but you can then be charged with "felony" trespassing if carrying. If properly concealed, it's a non-issue.

    "Nowhere on that list is banks, Costco, gun shops, ......"

    Seeing as most of these are privately owned entities, they do have the right to prohibit firearms on their properties, just as you would in your home. Being "open to the public" does not mean they are public property--you are an invitee on their premises, allowed entirely at their discretion. In general, public property means that which is owned by the public--the taxpayers.

    While a "No Guns" sign carries no legal weight, it does represent the businesses' attitudes toward firearms and should be an indication of their response should one be detected. To not leave when asked is trespassing, a felony if armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bull8042 View Post
    Can someone here provide a little clarity on NC law and bank carry....please? I know I cannot carry concealed in my Credit Union as it is posted. However, I am under the impression that I could carry openly if I so chose.
    To add more confusion to the mix, my CU is posted "No CONCEALABLE Weapons" with the pic of a revolver in a circle and a line across. So, if the state law does in fact permit open carry, would I still be in violation due to the sign wording of "concealable"?
    The main reason OC is legal in a bank is because it is not expressly prohibited. Since it's not prohibited by statute I can't point you to the statute where it isn't. Would you be breaking the law by OC'ing past a CC sign? Probably not. Would you be asked to leave anyway? Probably. Would LE be understanding of the subtle differences? You're guess is as good as mine.

    So, proceed at your own risk as IANAL, YMMV, and I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I mainly use the drive through. And my CU has changed, removed, and replaced signs several times. I'm not even sure what they have now.
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    Legal here in WI unless the bank has a posted signage. Most banks are not posted but they just put a sign up at my bank. I will contact the bank president and see what I can do about that. I think it is a big mistake to have the sign up.

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    Here in WA, carrying in a bank is no different than any other business. Their sign posting is just their opinion, and unless you tell them you're carrying concealed or open carry, they don't know to tell you to leave. Unless you're told to leave and refuse, you're legal.

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    For those states where carrying in a bank is illegal how do they handle it when the bank is located in a supermarket that has one? Is the whole unposted store then treated as a bank? I wouldn't think of going shopping while unarmed.
    Here in my town, there's a grocery store attached to a mini-mall. Inside that grocery store is a bank of PO Boxes, complete with USPS logos and a mail drop. It looks like it's officially a Post Office and leased by the USPS. I've been meaning to go back and snap a picture for a new thread, but I've been wondering for a while how that works.

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    Of course I wouldn't think of being unarmed anytime except when I take my grandson to school where it's definitely illegal.
    Another advantage to being in WA State. Our "Gun Free Schools" statute specifically exempts those with CPLs when picking up or dropping off a student.
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    Every single day, sometimes twice a day. That is why I started carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    The main reason OC is legal in a bank is because it is not expressly prohibited. Since it's not prohibited by statute I can't point you to the statute where it isn't. Would you be breaking the law by OC'ing past a CC sign? Probably not. Would you be asked to leave anyway? Probably. Would LE be understanding of the subtle differences? You're guess is as good as mine.

    So, proceed at your own risk as IANAL, YMMV, and I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I mainly use the drive through. And my CU has changed, removed, and replaced signs several times. I'm not even sure what they have now.
    I just love how clear the laws are in some states. I have nearly expected to stumble on some exception buried somewhere that says carrying is only permissible after swinging a dead chicken over head and dancing naked during the last full moon. And be able to show proof of your nudie-dance training if requested... </sarcasm>
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    I do.

    I am always carrying where it's legal to do so, and 'no guns' signs are the equivalent of 'no trespassing' signs (but they have to ask you to leave) in Minnesota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkhmAsylm View Post
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    I do.

    I am always carrying where it's legal to do so, and 'no guns' signs are the equivalent of 'no trespassing' signs (but they have to ask you to leave) in Minnesota.
    I'm confused... a "no trespassing" sign marks a boundary where you have to have specific permission to cross. So, you're saying that "no guns" signs do carry the weight of law?
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    I do it all the time.

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    Signs in WV do not carry the weight of law, however my bank has taken to installing metal detectors at the doors. I've been very happy with the service at my bank, but this step has forced me to start looking for another financial institution to handle my money. Very disappointing.

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    Hmmm...whatever happened to a person researching the laws of HIS specific state, instead of relying on the "drugstore lawyers" of Defensive Carry to give them the correct answer? Just sayin!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Hmmm...whatever happened to a person researching the laws of HIS specific state, instead of relying on the "drugstore lawyers" of Defensive Carry to give them the correct answer? Just sayin!!!
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    Personally, I see an open forum as a place to exchange knowledge and ideas and a place to seek clarification of existing information. I would not take the info someone offered here directly and testify in court as to its validity. However, without discussions of member's state laws, I don't see the forum as useful for much more than holster selection and rehashing news reports. Well that, and the awesome topic of busting ones concealed carry cherry in Walmart.... Not trying to open a debate or anything, but merely stating my two cents as well.

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    I do and have for years, but then again this IS the gunshine state..
    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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